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Mantra South Bank, Brisbane
Ranked #32 of 168 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Booked two rooms - one for us, one for teanaged daughters. Got there very early (10am) and after a bit of confusion (they didn't have both rooms on the same booking) - they let us into our rooms then and there, which was great. Dumped our bags and went out to "shop" - Brisbane having much better shopping ops than Dunedin!!! Did the art gallery in the afternoon and had a fantastic dinner at a little french bistro up the block. The rooms were clean and decent value - but there is construction on the street and we had rooms overlooking the rail, rather than the river.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room overlooking the river, not the railway
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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JNordkamp, Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2012

Dear NJKiwiMum,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your stay with us.

I am glad to hear that after a rocky start we were able to sort the confusion and have you checked in nice and early.

We are very lucky to have South Bank Parklands across the road with Gallery of Modern Art right on our door step. It sounds like that you might have eaten at PIAF which is a great little French inspired cafe.

Thank you again for your comments and I hope that it is not to cold in Dunedin at the moment.

Kind regards
Jeremy Nordkamp
Executive Assistant Manager - Mantra South Bank Brisbane

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Adults weekend away from our wonderful little children was made all the better by the Mantra. Great rooms, nice views looking at the city and very central to all the Southbank restaurants and bars. NIce buffet breakfast in the restaurant. Stayed there over the weekend with some of our very best friends and had a fantastic time.
(Make sure you stay on the city side and not the railway side though!!!)

Thanks Mantra!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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JNordkamp, Manager at Mantra South Bank, Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2012

Dear Tracey,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed staying with us and that you will choose to stay with us in the future.

I will pass your feedback onto our Executive Chef regarding the great comments on the breakfast.

We will see you on your next adult’s weekend away from the kids and look forward to welcoming you back to Mantra South Bank - Brisbane.

Kind regards,
Jeremy Nordkamp

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Booked on line direct with hotel and paid a premium for one bed suite - the only option available. Arrived with rental car from airport, parked out the front had to summons concierge as front desk was preoccupied, had to request luggage be brought in. First room next to lift overlooking railway, requested a change. New room designed for disabled person with bathroom fitted out accordingly - with same outlook. Strike three better outlook towards the city for an extra $30 per night. Ordered room service breakfast next morning told long delay best to come to restaurant. Couldn't order al a carte only buffet $30 per person. Maid intruded into room both mornings. Very amateurish not sure it wants to be a hotel or serviced apartments. Overpriced and devoid of any charm.

Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

While the rooms are large they are basic. My room overlooks the train line and so is noisy. Close to all the great cafes on South Bank

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Advantages: Contemporary hotel that would appeal to a lot of young travellers (I'm more into elegant decor); fantastic location - walk straight across the road to Southbank restaurants, museum, art gallery, theatres etc. High speed internet for work use, nice breakfast buffet - no waiting - ideal for getting to work appointments on time. Walking distance to city shops via bridge crossing.

Disadvantages: Found a big hair sitting on the cutlery in the cutlery drawer in my room, valet parking only - mandatory cost of $30, room rate wasn't cheap, but probably due to location. At breakfast, dirty plates were piled on our table and waitress kept ambling past just looking at them.

All in all, a pretty fuss free experience.

I stayed there with 10 other work colleagues.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Large bedrooms but those looking out the back look over railway line and bus road to university and conference centre.
Very comfortable, clean accommodation just a stone’s throw from the South Bank riverside with swimming lagoon, walkways, eateries and bars.
Breakfast was included with the room cost which provided a great start to the day.
For free unlimited wifi/computer access, the state library is only 5 minutes walk away.
Overall, the Mantra is in a great location, with spacious bedrooms.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view room
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Staying in town for a conference and so the cheapest price was 300 night. It did include breakfast but was looking more from the rooms. They are very functional as rooms go but when spending a little extra, one might expect a little more special touches.
The location is the key reason to stay here and will stay again but hoping they can up their game.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Additional Information about Mantra South Bank, Brisbane

Address: 161 Grey St | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Brisbane
#25 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#32 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#39 Business Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range: £103 - £203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra South Bank, Brisbane 4.5*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mantra South Bank is conveniently located on Grey Street, opposite the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and within walking distance of several major tourist attractions including the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, State Art Gallery, Museum and South Bank Parklands. Public transport, including buses, trains and the famous Brisbane River City-Cats are all within walking distance of Mantra South Bank, ensuring all that Brisbane has on offer is right at your doorstep. The hotel offers a range of accommodation options such as hotel rooms, studios, one and two bedroom apartments. Maintenance notice Mantra South Bank Brisbane will be undergoing maintenance works on the pool and spa from 8 October until 13 November 2017. During this period the pool and spa will be closed, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. ... more   less 
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